House of Reps to Investigate Continuous Jailbreaks in Nigeria

House of Reps to Investigate Continuous Jailbreaks in Nigeria

- Nigerian lawmakers are seeking to put an end to jailbreaks in the country

- Security agencies are also taking steps to ensure that attacks on correctional centres are foiled

- The federal government has come under criticism over security challenges in parts of Nigeria

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The House of Representatives has raised concerns about the incessant jailbreaks in the country.

The lawmakers on Thursday, April 22, decided to investigate the issue, noting that such occurrences fuel the insecurity in the country, Channels TV reported.

House of Reps to investigate incessant jailbreaks in Nigeria
Members of the House of Representatives attend a plenary at the National Assembly in Abuja. Photo: House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria
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The decision of the House was prompted by a motion raised by Hon Chudy Momah during plenary.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Edo command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) succeeded in foiling a jailbreak attempt at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) facility, Ubiaja.

NSCDC's spokesman, Richard Ogbebor, told journalists that the officers of the command, led by Samuel Ogbeide, an assistant superintendent of corps 1, after getting a distress call, thwarted what would have turned into another bad news in the state, PM News reported.

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Ogbebor added that upon getting to the facility, some inmates had already made it out of their cells and were engaging warders in combat leading to operatives sustaining various degrees of injury.

Another news report indicated that there was a serious riot at the National Correctional Center in Bauchi on Friday, April 10, which left some inmates and officers injured.

The spokesman of the prison, Abubakar Adamu, revealed that the mayhem started after a warder trafficked items like handsets and drugs to inmates, Daily Nigeria reported.

However, the spokesman added that peace and order have returned to the centre as the situation.

Meanwhile, the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has said the attacks on police formations in the southeast zone are carried out by criminals and bandits.

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Umahi made the statement on Tuesday, April 20, in Abakaliki, the state capital, The Cable reported.

Due to security reasons, he told herdsmen to stay away from the state for now. He stated that many herdsmen have left the state of their own volition.

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